Local pro-life activists will join a major Save the 8th roadshow in Cork next week.
The pro-life tour, organised by Youth Defence, will reach 18 towns and cities from Donegal to Kerry, and aims to convince people to save the eighth amendment. It will come to Cork next Thursday, July 20.
The tour comes as the pro-life movement intensifies its efforts for a referendum on abortion which is now expected in 2018.
“Leo Varadkar is making an abortion referendum a priority but ordinary decent people know that abortion is not the answer,” said Cork pro-life activist Becky Kealy who is taking part in the roadshow.
“The 8th Amendment protects the life of both mother and baby, and this Save the 8th Roadshow is all about emphasising the lives saved by our pro-life laws, and bringing people to understand that we can help women and their babies without legalising something as barbaric as abortion.”
The Save the 8th Roadshow, powered by up to 50 young volunteers, will use street displays, posters, and social media boosts to get its message across, but it is especially focused on the effectiveness of one-to-one conversations to explain and discuss the issues.
“We’ll be answering people’s questions about the 8th, about best medical practice, about supporting women with unexpected pregnancies, explaining why children with a disability have a right to life, why the British model of abortion is not the path for Ireland to follow, and much more,” said Ms Kealy.